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On this 12-day Colombia by the Sea holiday, you will enjoy the best of what the Colombian coastline has to offer while still stopping at some of the most historically important spots in the country.
You'll begin your trip in Colombia's historic capital Bogota, then you'll discover the beauty of Tayrona National Park before visiting the vibrant and charming city of Cartagena. Enjoy your last few days relaxing on the island of San Andrés, a turquoise paradise. Get your sunscreen ready!
Discover Colombia's historic capital, Bogota
Go on an adventure in Tayrona National Park
Visit charming and colourful Cartagena
Unwind and relax on the island of San Andrés
Days 1 & 2 - Bogota
Days 3 - 5 - Tayrona National Park
Days 6 - 8 - Cartagena
Days 9 - 11 - San Andrés
Day 12 - Transfer to the airport for your onward flight
Add international flights to Colombia from the UK from £699 per person
Price based on departures in 2021-22, 2 people sharing a room. See price tab for detailed information.
Any element of this holiday can be made truly individual to your requirements, including the places you want to see and the things that are important to you. Just contact one of our Travel Specialists today.
On your first full day in Colombia, you'll enjoy a Bogota city tour. It's historic centre, also known as La Candelaria, is an archaic suburb with great significance for the country due to its history and cultural heritage. You will visit the main square, Plaza de Bolivar, the Cathedral (on the eastern side of the plaza) which holds an important collection of religious artefacts such as textiles and artworks. Around the Plaza, you will be able to see famous buildings such as the Palacio de Justicia and Bogotá’s Mayor offices called the Edificio Liévano. Continue on with a visit to the Botero Museum (closed on Tuesdays) and then the famous Gold Museum (closed on Mondays).
Spend the next 3 nights with views of the Caribbean while being surrounded by jungle and just 3km from the entrance to the famous Tayrona National Park.
Enjoy a full-day private tour to this natural paradise, taking in the beautiful pristine white-sand beach of Cañavera and the large egg-shaped boulders that frame the beach of Arrecifes, reached by a hike through humid and tropical forest.
Spend a day at leisure taking in the views from your hotel, exploring the nearby forest or unwinding on the beach.
Day 3 & 5: B
Day 4: B & L
Enjoy a panoramic city tour of beautiful Cartagena. Start your tour at San Felipe Fortress, erected in honour of Don Luis Carlos López, a famous poet from Cartagena, after head to the Ciudad Vieja (Old City) to visit the Convent and Church of San Pedro Claver which dates back to the XVII century. Lastly, you will continue on to the Bovedas zone, an artisan centre where you will be able to appreciate local handicraft.
Enjoy a free day to explore the city on your own.
Today you will fly to the island of San Andrés, part of the UNESCO Biosphere reserve located in the northwest of Colombia, where you will spend your next three days at leisure. Unwind on the beaches, snorkel in the turquoise waters or take a boat trip out to one of the many idyllic offshore keys.
With an English history, you will also experience the Anglo-Caribbean Raizal culture, side by side with Colombian culture.
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel before transferring to the airport for your onward flight.
(2021-22 departures, based on 2 people sharing a room)
International flights to Colombia from the UK start from £699 per person
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11 nights’ accommodation
11 breakfasts, 1 lunch
Half-day city tours of Bogota and Cartagena
Full-day tour of Tayrona National Park
Transfers and domestic flights as per itinerary
Meals not indicated in your itinerary
Local departure taxes payable locally
Items of a personal nature such as laundry and drinks etc
Tips for guides and drivers (discretionary)
Camera or video fees at any sites
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